According to TMZ, Scott Weiland’s second wife Mary Forsberg was barred by police from taking some of his instruments last week.
Mary allegedly showed up at a recording studio in Burbank, California with the 15-year-old son she had with Scott because Noah wanted one of his dad’s guitars — but an employee of the recording studio refused to give them access. An argument ensued and cops were called to calm everyone down.
Mary was told it was a civil issue and that she would need her lawyer to work out any division of property.
Forsberg filed court documents on December 30 asking to be named the executor of Weiland’s will. She also filed a copy of the will, written in April 2007, with his signature as proof. The will was reportedly written just seven months before the couple separated and later divorced.
Weiland’s estate is reportedly worth $2 million. There is also said to be a trust with undisclosed assets.
Mary Forsberg was Weiland’s second wife and mother to his children, Noah and 13-year-old Lucy. He was married to Jamie Wachtel Weiland, whom he wed in 2013, at the time of his death. His first marriage to Janina Castenada lasted from 1994 to 2000.
Forsberg posted a brutally candid letter about Scott at RollingStone.com following his death on December 3, writing that his children “lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.”
Meanwhile, a new report at Billboard.com revealed more details about the final year of Weiland’s life. According to the report, Weiland was dealing with hepatitis C, mental illness and the knowledge that both his parents had cancer shortly before his death. The article features new interviews with Scott’s widow Jamie, his mother Sharon, his WILDABOUTS bandmates Tommy Black and Nick Maybury, tour manager Aaron Mohler and others.
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus at the age of 48 from a toxic mix of drugs and alcohol. The vocalist was also dealing with self-medication, estrangement from his children, financial difficulties and a steadily increasing drinking problem. Mohler said, “If I had known he was going to die, I would have taken every bottle away from him and thrown it. Just broke it right there.”
Jamie said that Scott had been experiencing episodes of paranoia and mania caused by bipolar disorder.
She explained: “At one point, it was so bad I had to move out because he was unstable.” Eventually they found a medication that leveled him out, with Jamie adding “For the last couple of years, he was doing pretty great.”
Scott’s last text to Jamie was on the morning of December 3, when he wrote, “I’m so in love with my beautiful wife.”
Jamie also opens up in the article about the legal battle with Mary over his estate, saying, “I don’t know under what mattress she thinks she’s going to find $2 million, because it sure as shit isn’t here… He was broke.”